First time this year that I participated at this race. It is even the first bike race except of Iron-Bike in Einsiedeln I did. My neighbor convinced me to go to the race.
We had to start early in the morning, about 6:00 am and I had no time to have breakfast. So I eat two Gipferli and drunk a Red Bull before the start in Alpnach and thats it.
The race is very exhausting. After 100 meters, it starts going up and goes up and up for maybe almost 2 hours. And downhills you have to be very concentrated. I was not too bad.
Was completely exhausted after 3 hours because I started to fast, but at the end I had not such a bad time. And in addition it was a good training for the Iron-Bike which is longer and has more altitude to go.